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Phm 1:1-3:     How do we know Philemon was from Colossae?  See Phm 1:10, Col 4:9.  What seems to be the relationship between Philemon, Apphia and Archippus?  See also Col 4:17.  In what sense was Philemon Paul’s “fellow worker”?  See Phm 1:2,7.  Do you think it significant that in the first two centuries when the Church…

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Background to Philemon

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Background Philemon was a prominent Christian in Colossae whose house served as a meeting place for at least part of the church there (Phm 1:2).  Like Epaphras, he had likely come to know the Lord through Paul’s three year ministry in Ephesus when “all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord” (Phm…

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